The definition of a constitution is a system of laws and principles, or the structure or composition of someone or something.
Facts About the U.S. Constitution
- The word "constitution" comes from a Latin word meaning "an important law" and was generally declared by a Roman emperor, the highest authority in the land.
- In 1787 representatives from the states (with the exception of Rhode Island) convened in Philadelphia with ideas for how to restructure their government.
- It took five months for the representatives to draft a short preamble and seven articles, which laid out the rights, duties and powers of the three branches of the federal government, the states, the citizens, and the Constitution itself.
- There have been27 amendments made to the United States Constitution.
- An example of constitution is the document that John Hancock famously signed, the United States Constitution.
- An example of constitution is great mental strength in a person.
- An example of a constitution is the physical makeup of a person; a strong constitution.